Type of game:
Locomotion Game
Character of the game:
Competitive
Country of origin:
Rwanda
Aim of the game:
To throw your stick through the hoop and accumulate the most points
Number of players:
Multi Player
4+
Age
4 +
Difficulty:
Easy
Area of play:
Indoor or outdoor free space (e.g. park, school backyard, gym)
Indoor Outdoor
Equipment
Stick (approximately 1.5 metres / 5 feet long) per layer; 1 large hoop
Motor skills
Accuracy Coordination Strength
Social skills
Socializing Competion Team building Learning names
Cognitive skills
Problem solving
equipment
Background
Gutera Uriziga is a fun outdoor game played by children in the African country of Rwanda.
Source: Adapted from "Games Around the World" UNICEF New York

Set up:
To play Gutera Uriziga, one child is chosen as the leader. This player is given the hoop. All other players stand shoulder to shoulder in a straight line holding their sticks. The leader stands about 15 meters (50 feet) in front of the group but on the side.
Rules
  • The players get ready to throw their sticks. On the word "Go" the leader rolls the hoop in front of the players. The players then try to throw their sticks through the rolling hoop.
  • The players that are successful in throwing their stick through the hoop receive one point.
  • When players end the game, the winner is the player with the most points.
Teaching Styles:
  • Provide clear and simple instructions.
  • Practice games before introducing scoring.
  • Encourage players to communicate throughout the game.
  • Provide enough time for players to familiarize themselves with the equipment and the game.
  • If necessary you can help the person or people with a handicap to throw.
  • Rules:

    • Roll more hoops
    Environment:
    • Make the distance between players and hoop longer/shorter
    Equipment:
    • Use a smaller/bigger hoop
    • Use longer/shorter/heavier/lighter sticks
    Background
    Gutera Uriziga is a fun outdoor game played by children in the African country of Rwanda.
    Source: Adapted from "Games Around the World" UNICEF New York